The Hazards of Reading: Guest post by Adrienne Kisner

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We are excited to welcome Adrienne Kisner as our guest author today. She is the author of Dear Rachel Maddow, about a teen girl who writes (but doesn’t send) emails to Rachel Maddow… Continue reading

The Season of Love: Appreciating Our Families, Our Communities, Our Selves

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Every holiday seems to have a feeling attached to it. We feel gratitude on Thanksgiving Day, sorrow on Memorial Day, and pride for our military on Veterans Day. St. Patrick’s Day is for… Continue reading

It was a Book before it was a Movie

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Books allow us to go beyond the movie, to dig deeper with more details shared by the author. They also give readers more opportunities to use their imaginations.

CONTEST Closed: The House That Lou Built by Mae Respicio

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Thank you, Mae Respicio, for sharing your guest post on Monday. If you missed it, we highly recommend taking a moment to read On Writing from the Inside Out: Guest Post by Mae… Continue reading

ON WRITING FROM THE INSIDE OUT: Guest Post by Mae Respicio

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We are excited to welcome Mae Respicio as our guest author today. Mae is the debut author of The House That Lou Built, about a young Filipina American tween who wants to build… Continue reading

What does the F-Word Really Mean? Exploring Feminist Issues with High School Students

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With topics of feminism and the #MeToo movement all over the news, it’s obvious that women have stories to tell. It’s also obvious that your students are being exposed to the idea of… Continue reading

Make ’em Laugh with Elementary Fiction

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I’ll admit, sometimes I get fatigued reading serious, realistic fiction in my free time. It’s just nice picking up a book you know is going to make you smile and will be a… Continue reading

Nonfiction with Lots of Laughs

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Mary Roach introduced me to funny nonfiction. While wandering a bookstore, I saw a book titled Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers on the new paperback nonfiction table. Even the title made… Continue reading

WARNING! You May Die of Dysentery

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          As a child of the 90’s, I cannot help but feel nostalgic when coming across The Oregon Trail: Choose your Own Trail series by Jesse Wiley. This series is… Continue reading

NEED TO KNOW: I Made a Book About Whiteness. At First, I Was Scared to Read It to Kids: Guest Post by Anastasia Higginbotham

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Some scary issues today have children asking many questions. Older students can find much in the way of explanation, but the problem is how to explain these issues to younger kids.  Today we… Continue reading